At JAPAN CONTEMPORARIES, our mission is to bridge the gap between art enthusiasts, aspiring artists, and the vibrant world of Japanese contemporary art. We believe that traditional art institutes, books, and media only scratch the surface of what truly makes Japanese art great and unique, often leaving out crucial insights into the ongoing artistic developments.
Our website is dedicated to providing comprehensive and up-to-date information on the forefront of Japanese art and its talented artists, breaking barriers to make this valuable knowledge accessible to a global audience. Through engaging content, exclusive artist spotlights, and in-depth analysis, we aim to be the go-to platform for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the dynamic and ever-evolving Japanese art scene.
Furthermore, we extend our reach beyond borders and seek to empower artists from around the world who dream of establishing themselves in New York, the cultural capital of the world. By offering valuable insights and practical guidance, we aspire to nurture a thriving international artistic community and encourage talented artists to make a global impact.
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Kyoko Sato is a curator based in New York. She collaborated with the Asahi Shimbun to realize the “Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York” (2014, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kobe City Museum). She founded the Asian Programming at WhiteBox, a New York art space known for its cutting-edge exhibitions, and served as its director from 2018 to 2021, curating the historic exhibition entitled, "A Colossal Word: Japanese Artists and New York, 1950s-Present"(2018), presenting works of from masters such as Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Shigeko Kubota, Takashi Murakami to younger expats.
Motoichi Adachi is a broadcast writer who has led the Japanese television industry. He has worked on mega hit TV shows such as "SMAPxSMAP” and "Odoru! Sanma Goten!”. In 2008, he won the 35th International Emmy Award for "Takeshi Kitano presents Comaneci University Mathematics," a program he created, and walked the red carpet in New York with director Takeshi Kitano, who appeared in the program. Other awards include the 42nd Galaxy Award Grand Prize and the United Nations Peace Film Festival 2007 Special Award.